Miscellaneous Clarke County, Georgia Obituaries
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John J. Brady
Lavonia
John Joseph Brady Jr., 88, died Friday, June 11, 1999.
Mr. Brady was a son of the late John J. Brady Sr. and Helena O'Connor Brady and was the widower of Evelyn L. Brady. He was a prison guard in New York State for 25 years and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Toccoa, American Legion and the Knights of Columbus.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Survivors include a daughter, Dolores Wilson, Lavonia; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Hamby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Emma Burnett
Jefferson
Emma Jean Dillon Burnett, 65, of 2142 Jackson Trail Road died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Guiford County, N.C., Mrs. Burnett was a daughter of Allie Knight Tysor of Belews Creek, N.C. and the late Victor Worth Tysor. She was a homemaker and farmer and was of the Baptist faith. She was a member of DeKalb County Grandmothers Association.
Services will be at 4 p.m. today at Evans Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Hembree officiating. Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Deluth.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her husband, Thomas Lee Burnett Sr.; four daughters, Shirley Dillon Robertson, Dahlonega, Betty Ruth Dillon Lear, Summerville, S.C., Sallie Jane Pickrell, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Terri Vanessa Holroyd, Duluth; two sons, Tommy Roger Dillon, Suwanee, and Victor Glen Dillon, Hartwell; two sisters, June Ore, Mayodan, N.C., and Peggy Miles, Blacksburg, S.C.; five brothers, Lee Tysor, Germantown, N.C., Elridge Tysor, Rural Hall, N.C., Wade Tysor, Bo Tysor, Dalton Tysor, all of Belews Creek, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or HPC Foundation, c/o Peachtree Hospice, 3600 DeKalb Tech Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Opal Pauline Edwards
Athens
Opal Pauline Edwards of 134 Boulevard died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Ms. Edwards was a daughter of the late Henry Morris and Nora Thompson Edwards. She was a retired bookkeeper, was of the Baptist faith and attended West End Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Evergreen Memorial Park with the Rev. Larry Elliott officiating.
Survivors include two sisters, Verna Mae Hughes, Athens, and Gladys Hayden, Augusta; a brother, Henry Hoke Edwards, Athens; nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West End Baptist Church, 890 Boulevard, Athens, GA 30601.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Bernstein Funeral Home.

Grace Francis
Winterville
Grace Esco Francis, 78, of 1124 Robert Hardeman Road died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mrs. Francis was a daughter of the late Hal H. and Leight Couch Esco and was the widow of T. LaMont Francis. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Georgie Ann Francis Peterman. She was a member of New Covenant Worship Center.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, East, with the Revs. Howard Conine and G.C. McCurry officiating. Burial will be in Pentecost Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, James Hal Francis; a sister, Hazel Graham; three brothers, Aubrey Esco, Grady Esco and Howard Esco, all of Winterville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Betty Jean Hayes
Hoschton
Betty Jean Hayes, 52, of 1034 Fleeman Road died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Gwinnett County, Ms. Hayes was a daughter of the late William A. and Maudie Mundy Hayes. She was a retired seamstress.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wise-Connolly Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Carlyle and Leonard Murphy officiating. Burial will be in Mulberry Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a sister, Beatrice Carlyle, Hoschton; a brother, William A. Hayes Jr., Flowery Branch; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

`Jack' Mattox Jr.
Stephens
Will Tom "Jack" Mattox Jr., 57, died Tuesday, June 8, 1999.
A native of Oglethorpe County, Mr. Mattox was a son of Will Tom Mattox Sr. of Stephens and the late Bertha Howard Mattox. He was a member of Clarke Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Clarke Grove Baptist Church, Stephens, with the Rev. E. Kline officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Annie R. Mattox; two daughters, Angelia D. Nowell, Stephens, and Loretta Mattox, Crawford; three sons, Tommie Mattox, Athens, Roger Mattox, Crawford, and Jeffrey Mattox, Stephens; two sisters, Hattie Moore, Chicago, Ill., and Inell Wilhite, Athens; and a brother, Walter Lewis Mattox, Stephens.
Jones Lexington Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary L. Norman
Tignall
Mary L. Norman, 98, of 1677 Broad Road died Monday, June 7, 1999.
A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Norman was a daughter of the late Ben and Annie Pullen Tate and was the widow of Jake Norman. She was retired and was a member of Thankful Baptist Church.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Thankful Baptist Church, Lincolnton, with the Rev. Henry Easley officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include four daughters, Corene Chenault, Atlanta, Essie Hill and Annie Mcclendon, Newark, N.J., and Addie Phillips, Greenville, S.C.; two brothers, James Tate, Newark, and Tommie Tate, Tignall; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
McLendon Memorial Funeral Home, Washington, is in charge of the arrangements.

Newell Simmons
Jefferson
Newell Kermit Simmons Sr., 87, of 2167 Old Jefferson-Winder Highway died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Jackson County, Mr. Simmons was a son of the late William P. and Laura Jane Smith Simmons. He was retired from Stone Mountain Memorial Park and Jackson County Correctional Institute. He was a member of Union Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Elliott and Kenneth Brewer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Stinchcomb Simmons; two daughters, Shirley Simmons Finch, Jefferson, and Jackie Simmons Hayes, Winder; a son, Kermit Simmons Jr., Jefferson; a brother, Clarence Simmons Sr., Jefferson; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Finch, Tim Finch, Bill Pardue, Clarence Simmons Jr., Steve Hayes and Neal Hayes.
Evans Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

James Twilley
Sparta
James Twilley, 94, formerly of Greene County, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999.
A native of Hancock County, Mr. Twilley was a son of the late Emmanuel and Mary Lizzie Amos Twilley. He was a member of Greenspring A.M.E. Church.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Greenspring A.M.E. Church with the Revs. George Twilley and John Dillard officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Bessie Twilley-Johnson, White Plains, and Geraldine Twilley-Johnson, Atlanta; a son, George Twilley, Atlanta; a sister, Lizzie Mae Lawrence, White Plains; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
The family is at the residence of Bessie Twilley-Johnson, White Plains.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of the arrangements.

Carrie Brown
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Carrie Bess Brown, 59, formerly of Greene County, died Friday, June 4, 1999.
Mrs. Brown was a daughter of the late Myra and Horace Bess, and was the widow of Charles Brown Sr. She was a member of New Springfield Baptist Church, Siloam, before moving to Pittsburgh, Pa. She united with Ethnan Temple Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Wilkinsburgh, Pa., and served faithfully.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at New Springfield Baptist Church, with the Rev. Roi Johnson officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Myra Bess, Ore.; two sons, Charles Brown Jr., Tenn., and Emmitt Brown, Pittsburgh, Pa.; four sisters, Clara Lumpkin, Woodville, Sarah Bess, Decatur, Viola Mapp and Jeffie Bess, Riverdale; two brothers, Horace Bess Jr., Fairburn, and Harold Bess, Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Watts Funeral Home, Union Point, is in charge of the arrangements.

Benton Charles Curtis
Athens
Benton Charles Curtis, 89, of 180 River Oak Way, died Wednesday, June 9, 1999.
A native of Sterling, Ill., Mr. Curtis was a son of the late Simon and Fannie Millman Curtis, and was the widower of Roselyn Baer Curtis. He moved to Athens 5 1/2 years ago from Milwaukee, Wis., and was a retired clothing salesman. He was a member of the Congregation Children of Israel.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the Congregation Children of Israel with Rabbi Ronald Gerson officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Laurel and Dr. William Yen, Athens; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Bonnie Curtis, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three grandchildren, David Curtis, St. Petersburg, Fla., James Curtis, Milwaukee, Wis., and Jane Yen, Athens; and a great-grandchild, Jayme Lee Curtis, Milwaukee, Wis.
The family is at the residence where they will receive friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Congregation Children of Israel, 115 Dudley Drive, Athens, GA 30606.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Billie Maddox Edwards
Jefferson
Billie Maddox Edwards, 73, of 91 Ralph Garrison Road, died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Walton County, Mrs. Maddox was a daughter of the late Wiley and Lois Jones Maddox, and was the widow of Robert Edwards. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church, Jefferson.
Services will be at 4:00 p.m. today at Evan Funeral Home, Jefferson, with the Revs. Gerald Mitton and Joe Hardy officiating. Burial will be in the Oconee Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Gayle Weems, Gainesville; a son, Robert W. Edwards, Jefferson; a brother, Junior Maddox, Moultrie; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be members of Unity Lodge 36.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 2063 Highway 129 North, Jefferson, GA 30549.

Brenda Lee Holmquist
Winterville
Brenda Lee Holmquist, 32, of 190 Winter Circle, died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Galesburg, Minn., Mrs. Holmquist was a daughter of Spencer and Janet Thomas Holt, Georgetown, Ky. She was a former resident of Battle Creek, Mich., and had lived in Winterville for the past 3 1/2 years. She was a homemaker.
Private services will be held at a later date.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Robert "Rob" Holmquist; a daughter, Amanda Holmquist, Winterville; and a brother, Timothy Holt, Georgetown, Ky.
Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Clinton Lane
Athens
Clinton R. Lane, 73, of 149 South Stratford Dr., died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Macon, Mr. Lane was a son of the late John Davis Lane and Marry Bell Jones Lane. He was a retired Naval Officer, former Executive Director of the Walton County Chamber of Commerce, and was Executive Director of the Northeast Georgia Planning and Development Commission, Athens, for 18 years. He was Vice President of Hayes James Associates, with whom he maintained an association until his death. He was a member of the host group for International Officers of the Naval Supply Corps School and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Northeast Georgia Police Academy. He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church and was an active member of his condominium association.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, with the Rev. G. Porter Taylor officiating. Private burial services will be held later that day in Monticello.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Lane, St. Simons Island; a daughter Sandra Dianne Martin, Hollywood, Fla.; two sons, Michael David Lane, Dallas, Tex., and John Dennis Lane, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister, Jane Venetia Haskins, Macon; two aunts, Gladys J. Strong, Macon, and Nellie P.J. Ferguson, Citra, Fla.; an uncle, Frank Preston Lane, Gainesville; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall of the church following the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church Building Fund, 3195 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605.

Dorothy Beam Robinson
Hartwell
Dorothy Herndon Beam Robinson, 84, of 94 Cade St., formerly of Royston Highway, Canon, died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Robinson was a daughter of the late Will and Flora Brown Herndon, and was the widow of Clarence Beam and of George Robinson. She was retired from the Hart County School System, where she taught at Reed Creek and Airline schools, and was a member of the Hartwell First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. today at the Northview Cemetery, with the Rev. F. Hugh Kirby officiating.
Survivors include a son, Raymond M. Beam, Canon.
Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell, is in charge of the arrangements.

Curren Teasley
Bowman
Curren Teasley, 84, of 2152 Holly Springs Road, died Friday, June 11, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mr. Teasley was a son of the late Jack and Mary Teasley.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell, with the Rev. Richard Fortson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Cornelia Teasley and Roxie Fortson, both of Bowman.
The family is at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Teasley, 2152 Holly Springs Road, Bowman.

Mary Hale
Monroe
Mary Hale, formerly of Athens, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mack & Payne Funeral Home.

Blondie Loggins
Commerce
Blondie Loggins, 71, of 229 Loggins Road, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce.

Lizzie Neal Payne
Athens
Lizzie "Baby Mae" Neal Payne, of 1748 E. Broad St., died Thursday, June 10, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hurley Funeral Home.

Willis Burch
Demorest
Willis Burch, 77, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Towns County, Mr. Burch was a son of the late Oren and Celia Barrett Burch. He was a retired farmer, a member of AARP, and a member of Fairfield Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. today at Fairfield Baptist Church, Demorest, with the Revs. Keith Allison, Donald Grizzle, and Clifford Allen officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elenora Nichols Burch; two daughters, Betty Souther and Sylvia Taylor, both of Demorest; a son, O.C. Burch, Cleveland; a sister, Nora Barrett, Clarkesville; a brother, Fred Burch, Hiawassee; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Whitfield Funeral Home, Baldwin, is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ann Hale
Watkinsville
Mary Ann Hale, 95, of 2201 Simonton Bridge Road, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Oconee County, Ms. Hale was a daughter of the late Liza Harris and Jack Hale. She was a homemaker and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev. Hoyt Smith officiating.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rose Lee Hale, Athens; and two nieces, Mrs. Lizzie Smith Jennings, Watkinsville, and Mrs. Mozell Hale Ballards, Athens.
The family is at the residence.
Mack & Payne Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise V. Lankford
Lavonia
Lydia Louise Vaughn Lankford, 91, of 1926 Ridgeview Road, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Hart County, Mrs. Lankford was a daughter of the late Andy and Leila Williams Vaughn, and was the widow of Loyd F. Lankford. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she had been a member of the choir, a W.M.U. member, and a former teacher of the Junior Girls Sunday school class.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with the Revs. Terrell Floyd, Davis Lacey, and John Forbes officiating. The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Survivors include a son, Hugh Lankford, Lavonia; a brother, Howard Vaughn, Bowersville; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
The family is at the home of Hugh and Mildred Lankford, 1926 Ridgeview Road, Lavonia.
Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Blondine Adams Loggins
Commerce
Blondine Adams Loggins, 71, of 229 Loggins Road, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. Loggins was a daughter of the late Young and Willie Linsey Adams. She was a housewife and a member of the Freedom Church of God.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, with the Revs. Curtis Hammond and Richard James officiating. Burial will be in the Freedom Church of God Cemetery, Commerce.
Survivors include her husband, Frank Loggins Jr.; a daughter, Joyce White, Grayson; five sons, Mike Loggins, Brunswick, Ohio, Ronnie Loggins, Tex., Terry Loggins and Bobby McElreath, both of Commerce, and C.W. McElreath, Danielsville; four sisters, Wreath Baxter and Betty Joyce Hanley, both of Commerce, and Reba Byrd and Edna Klugh, both of Smyrna; three brothers, Dewitt Adams, Odean Adams, and Talmadge Adams, all of Thomasville, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family is at the residence.

Lillie Mae McCollum
Royston
Lillie Mae McCollum, 58, of 87 Royston Homes, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Madison County, Mrs. McCollum was a daughter of Huldie T. Campbell Jordan, Hartwell, and the late Clarence T. Jordan, and was the widow of James Harold McCollum. She was a homemaker, and was of the Baptist faith.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Hamby Funeral Home, Lavonia, with the Rev. Paul Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Franklin Memorial Gardens, North.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include a daughter, Mary McCollum, Royston; two sons, Terry McCollum, Nicholson, and Wayne McCollum, Toccoa; two sisters, Sheila Bryson, Hartwell, and Mary Jo Hart, Madison County; a brother, James Barry Jordan, Madison County; a fiance, Doug Walters, Royston; four grandchildren; and a step-grandchild.
The family is at the residence of James and Brenda Jordan, 1720 Parhamtown Road, Bowman, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Edna B. Walker
Eastanollee
Edna Burruss Walker, 83, of Route 1 Box 43, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Walker was a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Ophelia Matthews Burruss, and was the widow of Garvin W. Walker. She lived in Stephens County most of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church and the Maude Sunday School Class.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. today at the Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa, with the Revs. Wayne Marcus and Clack Stubbs officiating. Burial will be in the Toms Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Phil Walker, Eastanollee, and Jerry Walker, Martin; a sister, Louise B. Whitlock, Eastanollee; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Allen Walker, Wayne Walker, Bryan Walker, James McCracken, Craig McCracken, and Mike Walker. Members of the Maude Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will be at the residence of Louise Whitlock, Route 1, Eastanollee, and will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. at the mortuary.

Thelma Armistead
Winder
Thelma Armistead, 73, died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Carter Funeral Home, Winder.

Dudley Cannon
Toccoa
Dudley Cannon, 84, of 510 Hayes St., died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Ernest Green
Toccoa
Ernest Green, 65, of Spring St., died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa.

Lizzie Mae Heard
Elberton
Lizzie Mae Heard, 81, died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by McKinney-Neal Mortuary, Elberton.

DeWitt Lavender
Hartwell
DeWitt Earl Lavender, 80, of 638 Athens St., died Sunday, June 13, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Strickland Funeral Home, Hartwell.

John Brooks Pinkston
Lavonia
John Brooks Pinkston, 43, of 71 Poplar St., died Saturday, June 12, 1999.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Moss-Stovall-Neal Funeral Home, Toccoa.


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